Minimalist philosophy in gardening
If you are thinking which landscaping style is best for your garden, consider carefully which school of thought you want to follow- formal or informal garden design.
Symbolic resurrection floral decorations
The holy Resurrection season celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is an occasion of great significance in the Christian Calendar.
Modern landscape design has quickly gained ground in popularity. Clean lines, bold patterns and new use of materials all play a part in this fresh style.
Garden Design, Styles
So far, on garden design we have discussed key elements or principles of design (size, form, balance) – whether form or function depends on primary purpose, often both.
Garden Design: Thematic Elements
‘‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43 BC GARDENING is not only a hobby; it’s an art form. While most gardens are a result of a particular climate or landscape, many are simply an extension of the gardener’s imagination and passion. Designing…
Elements In Design: Line, Thematic Styles
I DIDN’T like dealing with lines and angles in math class, but I love using them when thinking about landscape ideas. Take advantage of lines, shapes, and angles when reviewing your garden ideas and laying out your yard to add drama and impact. Relying on artistic principles for landscape design, line is one of the…
Garden Plans, Design
CREATING a beautiful landscape is not as hard as you might thing. You don’t have to be a landscape designer to create a beautiful garden – but you do need to learn the basics of landscaping design to take the mystery out of designing your flower beds and borders.
IF you take a look around gardens in the city green areas and the countryside, you will not only see plants that are blooming but also those maintaining their green foliage in the long dry season with cascades of flowers. Look around the neighbourhood to see which plants are surviving through the driest weather, and…
Drought – Tolerant Plants
MANY plants have developed the nature to survive the hardship of the most hostile environment on earth, so there is an amazing selection of such beautiful plants and flowers that are drought, tolerant, well suited to our hot climate that water-wise and dry gardens don’t have to look dull or boring to the eyes. Some…
Water-Wise Garden II
IN environmental horticulture (gardening is the word), one of the issues of great concern are water conservation and greening of the landscape.
Water – Wise garden
IT’S that time of the year again, the dry season when the harmattan’s dusty dry hazy cloud covers everything and the days are baking hot. It’s that time again when water becomes the essential elixir in the garden. The plentiful rains are past, and the fiery dry harmattan sun beats down relentlessly scorching plants, lawns,…